dedicated to the movie called "Jesus of Nazareth" by Franco
Zeffirelli, who had a divine inspiration to make such a
beautiful film. The
most important decision of all by Zeffirelli was to give the part of
Jesus to the British actor Robert Powell. He was and still is the most
magnificent Christ in the history of cinema depicting Jesus public
ministry, Passion crucification death and resurrection. The
costumes and the actors where brilliant. In the film you can see an all
star cast; Olivia Hussey as Mary,
Anthony Quinn to Peter Ustinov, from James Mason to Lawrence Olivier,
from Christopher Plummer to Rod Steiger, from Anne Bancroft to Ernest
Borgnine, Stacy Keach. Micheal York as John the
Baptist. Passion of Christ,
Jesus on the cross, "Eli, Eli, la'ma
sabach-tha'ni?" that is, "My God, my God, why hast thou
forsaken me? he was wounded for our
transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the
chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed, "Father, into thy
hands I commit my spirit!, It is finished
My God, I love Thee; not because
I hope for heaven thereby,
Nor yet because who love Thee not
May eternally die.
Thou, O my Jesus, Thou didst me
Upon the cross embrace;
For me didst bear the nails and spear,
And manifold disgrace.
And griefs and torments numberless,
And sweat of agony;
E’en death itself; and all for man
Who was Thine enemy.
Then why, O blessèd Jesus Christ
Should I not love Thee well?
Not for the hope of winning heaven,
Nor of escaping hell.
Not with the hope of gaining aught,
Nor seeking a reward,
But as Thyself hast lovèd me,
O everlasting Lord!
E’en so I love Thee, and will love,
And in Thy praise will sing,
Solely because Thou art my God,
And my eternal King.
42: "He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him
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